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Voice coach Jojo Acosta shares valuable advice on how to sing correctly

November 5 ------ What started from a simple passion for teaching young choir kids in his town, voice coach Jojo Acosta has come a long way with his journey, from handling different genres of music, from classical to rock. Coach Jojo has curated personalized voice lessons for his students.

During an exclusive interview with Coach Jojo at the Prowess Supremacy Productions office in Quezon City on Oct. 13, he shared some tips on singing correctly. "Singing the right way para sa akin is even you have the best voice, but you don't know the message bale wala yun. Walang content, walang context, walang emotions na lalabas, you have to check the reminiscing factor," Coach Jojo said. He also added that conveying emotions and body language while performing helps the singer adjust their voice while singing. "If you don't know the message and can't convey the emotions, how can you deliver the body language? Kaya sound is movement pero wag lang masyadong marami para hindi magmukang boring or flat or yung usual na yun na lang ng yun, he added. With 41 years of experience on the vocal coach scene, Coach Jojo has run down three essential things regarding singing: message, emotions, and body language. "So ayun tatlong yun, message, emotions and body language and at the same time the capability to carrying a tune kasi kung magaling ka dun sa tatlo but you can't carry a tune aayaw ang tao sa'yo," he added.

Passion for teaching

At 16, Coach Jojo found his love in teaching when he volunteered to help thIt became clear to Coach Jojo that helping his students to shine and use their talent in singing would be his lifetime commitment after taking music courses from different Universities. He became an instant celebrity coach when he started to teach Jan Nieto for the Philippine Idol in 2006 and Gwyneth Dorado, a finalist from Asia's Got Talent Season 1 in 2015 . From then on, he has handled other artists, including Rivermaya, 6cyclemind, Max Collins, Lovi Poe, and more.

Creating a home for his students at Singerstudios, Coach Jojo is living the dream of teaching and collaborating with different artists across the globe. He recently had a collaboration with Sony Music Japan. “Isa sa mga hindi ko akalain na makikipag deal sa akin ay ang Sony Music Japan, hanggang ngayon hindi pa rin ako makapaniwala,” Coach Jojo said. e students of Kamuning High School to practice for their annual songfest. "There was a time na I heard these kids singing 'Silent Night,' it's a normal song, simple lang kaya lang hindi maganda talaga. That time ako na nag recommenda sa sarili ko, sabi ko tuturuan ko sila. Dun nag-umpisa yung eto talaga yung gusto ko and after that napanalo ko sila," he shared. Aside from his recent collaboration, he is also the voice coach of Cydel Gabutero, who won the during The Voice Teens season 2 in 2020. Cydel is currently an artist under the label of Republic Records.



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